ORGANISERS are hoping hundreds turn out to reap the harvest from vegie gardens around Nundle this weekend and the delights of other local produce.
The Nundle Country Picnic is on Sunday and celebrates local vegetable growers and cooks from Nundle and Hanging Rock.
It might be St Patrick’s Day but the picnic is a testament to the culinary celebrity of the area and its residents.
There’s a two-course picnic on offer with local producer Arc-en-Ciel’s trout and blackberries the feature ingredients.
Peel Inn partner Rebecca Schofield and caterer Toni Swain developed the menu, which includes the trout, lamb or a vegetarian plate, topped off by the berries for dessert.
Ms Schofield said the menu this year had a Mediterranean influence and Ms Swain had actually used vegies from the Nundle Public School’s garden to make infused olive oil, caramelised balsamic, and tomato sauce, labelled with students’ artwork, which will be sold at the picnic boutique market.
There’s music to eat by, including steam-driven hillbilly swing and Irish songs, and a winter fashion parade.
The picnic is in the grounds of the Nundle Woollen Mill.
A lunch ticket is $35 for adults and $8 for children and they’re available from Destination Tamworth and Nundle visitor’s centre.
You’re encouraged to take a chair or picnic blanket and your own shade.
The funds will go to local Lions club activities.